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Grenoble to replace street advertising with trees and 'community spaces' - Telegraph

Grenoble to replace street advertising with trees and 'community spaces' - Telegraph | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A plan to curtail outdoor advertising was a campaign promise by Green mayor Eric Piolle in recent municipal elections, as he claims it is "a European first for a large city"
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Digital Transformation of the French Economy - P2P Foundation

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Report: RAPPORT AU GOUVERNEMENT. La nouvelle grammaire du succès. La transformation numérique de l'économie française. Philippe Lemoine
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France Prefers to Pay (twice) for Papers by Its Researchers | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

France Prefers to Pay (twice) for Papers by Its Researchers | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While university presidents learn that their funding is to be reduced by EUR 400 million, the Ministry of Research has decided, under great secrecy, to pay EUR 172 million to the world leader in scientific publishing Elsevier .
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Sharing à la française

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VENTURE capitalists do not often shower nine-figure sums on French startups. That alone makes noteworthy the announcement on July 2nd that BlaBlaCar, an eight-year-old ride-sharing company from Paris, had raised $100m. Preqin, a research firm, says that only one other French firm has attracted more in one go in at least seven years. Just three other European startups have struck it so rich in 2014.

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The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway

The French are right: tear up public debt – most of it is illegitimate anyway | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Razmig Keucheyan: Debt audits show that austerity is politically motivated to favour social elites. Is a new working-class internationalism in the air?
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Francophone Network for the Commons - P2P Foundation

Francophone Network for the Commons - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The Francophone Network for the commons is an informal network established in September 2012 in response to a call from the Paris-based association VECAM (http://vecam.org/article1255.html) published on July 3, 2012. The network includes individuals and organizations that share the belief that the solutions to our economic, social and ecological crises cannot be reduced to a binary debate of market versus state. The commons promotes other ways of thinking about development that are more friendly to both humans and the planet, more cooperative than competitive, and more creative. The Francophone Network has sought to improve the networking of actors and promoters of the commons within the French-speaking world to give it more visibility; to facilitate mutual education about different commons-based approaches in respective countries; and to contribute to a international dynamic, wider and complementary with existing networks.

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A major step forward in Paris and France - The Airbnb Public Policy Blog

English | Français  Earlier today, the President of France signed into law “Bill ALUR”—new national housing legislation. This new law is great news for the Airbnb community in France, and a great example for other jurisdictions around the world.
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How France’s Open Data Team Is Modernizing The French Government Through Data | TechCrunch

How France’s Open Data Team Is Modernizing The French Government Through Data | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A small team of 10 people called Etalab recently released a brand new version of Data.gouv.fr, France’s open data platform. Etalab essentially acted like a startup within the French government, utilizing its open data initiative to surreptitiously modernize the state itself.

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Employers Alliances in France and Europe - P2P Foundation

Employers Alliances in France and Europe - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

To summarize. The idea is getting together fairly small private employers to create a non-profit legal entity. Often, these small businesses cannot afford full time staff for different tasks. And on the other hand, there are jobless or part time people who want regular full time jobs. There is also seasonal needs like in agriculture or in tourism.

 
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Conscious Capital & Collective Intelligence

Conscious Capital & Collective Intelligence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Human-centered design processes are obviously important in the work we do, but what's often neglected or left out is some sort of a human evolution in connecting to the intentions of what is desired as an outcome or set of outcomes. One of the themes we explored in this discovery process -- a new economic construct, really -- was conscious capital.

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Proof Of Concept 21 - P2P Foundation

Proof Of Concept 21 - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"an accelerator for open source sustainability, whose pinnacle will be a 5-week camp in the countryside 40min from Paris, bringing together 50 open hardware innovators with world-class mentors and experts, to prototype the most functional and replicable cell of a sustainable society, and bring it to the world ahead of COP21 (which is scheduled in december 2015 in Paris)
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How One Supermarket Fights Food Waste with Ugly Fruits and Veggies

How One Supermarket Fights Food Waste with Ugly Fruits and Veggies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over 800 million people around the world suffer from food insecurity, and yet, global food waste continues to be a major issue with one-third of all food produced being thrown away. One reason for this is that we’re too damn picky about our fruits and vegetables. Most of us want these foods to look flawless, so anything that is not perfectly shaped gets thrown away before it even hits the market.
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This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition -- and it could change everything

This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition -- and it could change everything | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The basic idea of École 42 is to throw all the students — 800 to 1,000 per year — into a single building in the heart of Paris, give them Macs with big Cinema displays, and throw increasingly difficult programming challenges at them. The students are given little direction about how to solve the problems, so they have to turn to each other — and to the Internet — to figure out the solutions.

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Travel in France: discover the sharing revolution

Travel in France: discover the sharing revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Very few commentators – even other savvy travellers like us – are talking about this fascinating phenomenon. We were intrigued to find out more… ("The sharing economy is a real trend... [not] some small blip." - Joe Kraus, Google ventures.
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Xskool Ganges: Resilience in practice

Xskool Ganges: Resilience in practice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At Resilience2014 in Montpellier (FR), during 4-8 May, whose theme is Preparing For Transformation, delegates from around the world will discuss the resilience of social and ecological systems (SES) – and the ways in which we may adapt to climate, economic and social change.


- See more at: http://www.doorsofperception.com/xskoolganges/#sthash.kXiquB3Z.dpuf

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Sharing Economy Revolution Turns Violent in Paris: What Can We Learn?

Sharing Economy Revolution Turns Violent in Paris: What Can We Learn? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One of the reasons we love the sharing economy is its ability to turn an entrenched industry on its head for the greater good. Generally the entry of a sharing economy concept into an industry means more efficient, cheaper access to a service and often new economic opportunity for enterprising individuals. It also often results in less consumption of energy or material as people “rent” goods like tools or even cars rather than owning them.

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A Move Towards Generalised Internet Surveillance in France? | La Quadrature du Net

A Move Towards Generalised Internet Surveillance in France? | La Quadrature du Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Paris, 3 December 2013 — Yesterday the 2014-2019 defense bill passed first reading in the French National Assembly. It marks a strong shift towards total online surveillance. If passed, the bill will not only allow live monitoring of everyone's personal and private data but also do so without judicial oversight, as the surveillance will be enabled through administrative request. The bill also turns permanent measures that were only temporary.


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France to support private 'crowdfunding'

France to support private 'crowdfunding' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

France is drafting a new law that aims to make the practice of pooling resources to fund private ventures easier and more competitive, but the lack of rules governing so-called 'crowdfunding' has prompted the European Commission to announce new legislation for "early next year".

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